Q about fastest display methode

Aleksandar Lazic al-xorg at none.at
Tue Sep 16 07:17:08 PDT 2008

Hi Clements,

On Die 16.09.2008 14:27, Glynn Clements wrote:
>Aleksandar Lazic wrote:
>> > Xvideo (Xv) extension covers 2, 3 and 4. This allows the use of a
>> > video overlay if the hardware supports it, or the use of the GPU
>> > for scaling and/or colour-space conversion as a fallback.
>> should I use xv direct or the OpenGL Framebuffer Object or both and
>> decide at runtime?
>Xv is the preferred method for displaying video. Other mechanisms may
>be useful as fallbacks if the server doesn't support Xv (for cards
>which lack a video overlay, the driver will often still provide Xv
>support via the textured video), or if the Xv support is broken.


>> Due the fact that I'am not uptodate, what is the 'best' solution for
>> the Mainstream cards at that time?
>First, support Xv. Support for other rendering mechanisms depends upon
>how important you consider fallbacks to be.

Many many thanks to you and the others who have answerd my questions.

Now I have a clear way how should I go ;-))


Aleksandar Lazic

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